Summary: I have a canon rebel T3i and the lens that came with that camera, after a year, ending up locking. This new I ordered is pretty good as a replacement lens for picture taking. I would recommend anyone who needs a replacement lens or an extra one and you don't want to spend hundreds of dollars. Order this lens!
Summary: I bought this lens as the camera that I received did not come with the standard "kit" lens. After some searching online, and visiting local vendors, I found this option. Despite being refurbished, this lens functions beautifully. Even the packaging was well done - only thing it was missing was its lens cap (never advertised as having one, in hindsight). Love my new lens, and it has already seen some action.